Potential No. 1 overall pick Josh Allen has apologized for offensive tweets that were uncovered on the eve of the 2018 NFL Draft.
“If I could go back in time, I would never have done this in a heartbeat,” Allen told ESPN on Thursday. “At the time, I obviously didn’t know how harmful it was and now has become.
“I hope you know and others know I’m not the type of person I was at 14 and 15 that I tweeted so recklessly. … I don’t want that to be the impression of who I am, because that is not me. I apologize for what I did.”
Eh. Only one 2016 playoff team is among the eight that will make the trip (the Miami Dolphins) this season. The list also includes the Cleveland Browns, the only team that has a worse winning percentage this decade than the Jaguars (.254). The Los Angeles Rams, who last made a playoff appearance in 2004, are also on the schedule.
Historically, these games are not among the NFL’s best, although they were more competitive and interesting in 2016 than their previous composite.
Doesn’t seem to matter to the Brits, huh?
Nope. They sold out the two games at Wembley and two at Twickenham Stadium in short order. That means more than 300,000 fans will see NFL games in person in London this season.
Is that 300,000 different people or 300,000 in total attendance?
The latter. What’s interesting is that, according to Waller, about 40,000 people bought tickets to all four games. You know what that sounds like, don’t you?
Here’s looking at all the games on the Patriots’ 2018 slate and an early projection of how their season will play out.
Toughest tests: The Jaguars and Steelers present the toughest road games, but Aaron Rodgers’ Packers and Kirk Cousins’ Vikings will be excellent duels with Tom Brady on his home field. The Texans also gave the Patriots a test with Deshaun Watson in New England last season.